Addendum to a testament

Do what you will with my ashes

They are not me

Or, if you feel the need

Plant a sapling

Say, a Mountain Ash

In a stand of poplars

Perhaps my leavings will help its hardiness

And you will have a point of constancy

To which you may return

My loves

Forget me not

Carry me always

The tree will abide.


  1. carol hopkins

    This is lovely – I also like the idea to nourishing life long after I’m gone. Some people think talking about death/dying is morbid – but hey it’s the only guarantee we all have! Death and taxes etc. I enjoy your writing Lee, keep it up!

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